Pingasa subpurpurea Warren,
1897, Novit. zool. 4: 31.
Pingasa subviridis Warren;
Holloway, 1976: 60, Tuaran specimen and fig.404.
Diagnosis. See P. chlora above. The green tinge is never as dark as in subviridis,
and the forewing discal mark is very narrow above, somewhat elongate,
arcuate below. The male genitalia have diagnostic asymmetry of the basal
ornamentation of the valves.
Geographical range. Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi.
Habitat preference. Three specimens have been taken in recent surveys, all from the
lowlands, one from a cultivated area (Tuaran, Sabah) and the others from dry
heath forest (Telisai) and swamp forest (Daerah Belait) in Brunei.
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